ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Home Equity Conversion

In a country where a large chunk of housing wealth sits idle, a thicker housing market will set into play many welfare enhancing factors, such as greater geographical mobility of labour, a national housing market, a spurt in new construction, spillover effects in a range of other industries and a general boost for the economy. The time is ripe for the well-established players in the housing finance sector to introduce these products. If necessary, the government could provide fiscal benefits to give an initial boost to such activity.

A Regulatory Framework for Mutual Funds

Samir K Barua Jayanth R Varma N Venkiteswaran One major change that has taken place in the financial services industry is the establishment of a large number of mutual funds. Though only nationalised banks and financial institutions are permitted to set up these funds there is increasing pressure to allow such funds to be set up in the private sector It is time therefore to introduce appropriate legislation to govern the functioning of mutual funds.

Soaring Stock Prices Defying Fundamentals

Speculation is rife as to whether or not the unprecedented high level of average price-earnings ratios m our capital market is too high to be sustainable. An objective analysis beginning with a theoretical exposition on P/E ratios and what they represent.
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